A few minutes ago keynote speaker Eleanor Stewart, Head of Digital Engagement, Government Digital Service Cabinet Office, The United Kingdom talked about her views of digital engagement in the UK. A few examples from her presentation:

  • E-petitions system re-launched: Direct appeals from the people to the Parliament – debates after 100,000 signatures. The first three debates already took place recently.
  • Use of Twitter: In a town Police used Twitter to calm fears during the riots this summer.
  • Open data initiative – data.gov.uk – is very successful